23 Jul 2009

More positive tests for swine flu in Samoa

7:09 pm on 23 July 2009

Samoa has more confirmed swine flu cases following the arrival this week of more positive test results from New Zealand, putting the number of confirmed H1N1 influenza cases in the country at thirty seven.

The fast spread of flu like symptoms in a number of villages on the outskirts of Apia has forced the Ministry of Health to establish a temporary location in town for affected people to seek medical treatment.

The General Manager of the National Health Services, Dr Stanley Dean, says the move was made because the number of flu patients coming to the main national hospital for advice and treatment has increased to 200 a day.